Execs from Flexport and Polar on the outlook for Asia Pacific air cargo [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia Symposium held last week in Shanghai, executives from Flexport and Polar Air Cargo were optimistic on the prospects of a rebound for Asian Air Cargo. Recognizing the “depressing story” that has unfurled during the first quarter of 2019, Neel Jones Shah, EVP & […]

CFA: JD Logistics’ cross-border expansion to rely mostly on partner capacity

During a fireside chat last week in Shanghai at Cargo Facts Asia, Stard Huang, President of International Business at e-tail giant JD.com’s logistics arm JD Logistics, outlined the company’s strategy regarding when it will rely on its own logistics network for filling orders placed through JD.com and its affiliated sites and when it will turn […]

SpiceXpress’ second 737-700F converted at Haite in Tianjin

On 18 April, Bedek redelivered a 737-700BDSF (30512, ex-Xiamen Airlines) to Spectre Air Capital, following conversion to freighter configuration at the Haite Facility in Tianjin. Just hours before the Cargo Facts team departed Shanghai following a successful Cargo Facts Asia, the aircraft departed Tianjin Binhai Airport (TSN) and was ferried to New Delhi Airport (DEL), […]

Startup carrier Connect Cargo looks to bridge Asia with final-mile to Brazil [VIDEO]

Brazil-based all-cargo startup Connect Cargo is in the final phases of its Part 121 certification with Brazilian regulator ANAC and is preparing to launch with a pair of PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs following receipt of an AOC. Connect has already ferried two 737-400Fs to Brazil, both on lease from Vallair (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean […]

Execs from Flexport and Polar on the outlook for Asia Pacific air cargo [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia Symposium held last week in Shanghai, executives from Flexport and Polar Air Cargo were optimistic on the prospects of a rebound for Asian Air Cargo. Recognizing the “depressing story” that has unfurled during the first quarter of 2019, Neel Jones Shah, EVP & […]

The first 7 operators of 737 NG freighters

Earlier this week, Atran Airlines, the express carrier subsidiary of Russia-based Volga Dnepr Group, announced it successfully added its first 737-800BCF to its AOC (32616, ex-Nok Air), on lease from GECAS. Atran has become the seventh 737 NG operator, since Bedek redelivered the first freighter-converted 737-700 in September 2017. Today, there are three active conversion […]

Startup carrier Connect Cargo looks to bridge Asia with final-mile to Brazil [VIDEO]

Brazil-based all-cargo startup Connect Cargo is in the final phases of its Part 121 certification with Brazilian regulator ANAC and is preparing to launch with a pair of PEMCO-converted 737-400Fs following receipt of an AOC. Connect has already ferried two 737-400Fs to Brazil, both on lease from Vallair (27087, ex-Malaysia Airlines and 26605, ex-Japan Transocean […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019

Execs from Flexport and Polar on the outlook for Asia Pacific air cargo [VIDEO]

During a roundtable panel discussion at the 8th annual Cargo Facts Asia Symposium held last week in Shanghai, executives from Flexport and Polar Air Cargo were optimistic on the prospects of a rebound for Asian Air Cargo. Recognizing the “depressing story” that has unfurled during the first quarter of 2019, Neel Jones Shah, EVP & […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 25, 2019

CFA: JD Logistics’ cross-border expansion to rely mostly on partner capacity

During a fireside chat last week in Shanghai at Cargo Facts Asia, Stard Huang, President of International Business at e-tail giant JD.com’s logistics arm JD Logistics, outlined the company’s strategy regarding when it will rely on its own logistics network for filling orders placed through JD.com and its affiliated sites and when it will turn […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 24, 2019

Lynden Air Cargo adding more cities to scheduled freighter network

Even as US-based combination carriers began reporting lackluster March cargo traffic, demand for air cargo transport outside the contiguous United States remains buoyant. Yesterday, Lynden Air Cargo announced that beginning 30 April, the carrier will add twice-weekly scheduled service to St. Mary’s and Emmonak from its hub in Anchorage. Lynden had previously called to the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 24, 2019

A handful of carriers see traffic growth return in March

After a dismal February for Asia-Pacific carriers, March cargo traffic results are painting a more positive picture, with China Southern Airlines and Air China, in particular, seeing cargo traffic growth from 2018 levels of at least a few percent. Among those Asian carriers still reporting declines for the month, in all cases, March declines were […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 23, 2019

SpiceXpress’ second 737-700F converted at Haite in Tianjin

On 18 April, Bedek redelivered a 737-700BDSF (30512, ex-Xiamen Airlines) to Spectre Air Capital, following conversion to freighter configuration at the Haite Facility in Tianjin. Just hours before the Cargo Facts team departed Shanghai following a successful Cargo Facts Asia, the aircraft departed Tianjin Binhai Airport (TSN) and was ferried to New Delhi Airport (DEL), […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 22, 2019

Startup ACE Belgium Freighters secures AOC

All-cargo startup ACE Belgium Freighters, the Liege-based affiliate of CAL Cargo, received its air operator’s certificate (AOC) on 18 April and will soon commence commercial cargo operations from its base at Liège Airport (LGG), with scheduled flights to Tel Aviv (TLV).  Eshel Heffetz, ACE’s CEO, told Cargo Facts the carrier is currently seeking approval from the U.S. Federal […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 22, 2019

Cargo Facts Asia: New large widebody freighter conversion programs ahead?

At Cargo Facts Asia in Shanghai, representatives from Boeing and EFW discussed the likelihood of a 777 passenger-to-freighter program – or even an A380 conversion program – in the near future. This is hardly the first time a 777 P-to-F program has been discussed. At last year’s Cargo Facts Symposium, held in San Diego last […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • April 19, 2019
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